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So much can and will change but if one were forced to wager on the final two spots right now, who would you place your money on?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by 2017Champions 16 months ago
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Broderick Green and Vidal Hazelton
If we can get two of Boyd, Dooley, or Johnson, otherwise stash one or both.
This post was edited by 2017Champions 16 months ago
Dooley and Singleton.
Dooley and Singleton would be my guesses as well
I agree. There is no point giving a scholarship just to use one right now. If we miss out on top targets, I would like to see us save them to target top players, especially an EE or 2, for next year and give a scholarship to a run-on such as Lehman, since I am assuming that the NCAA won't let us start scholarship reduction early.
Don't know a lot about him, but do you guys think Singleton is worth a spot. Or, with a limited class next year, should we save that?
I'm for sure not putting my money on Dooley yet.
Singleton would likely be the best choice unless his pop wants him to stay south.
Lehman had one last year as well, I believe. And it wouldn't matter if we wanted to start early or not. Even taking away Lehman's scholarship would still put us at 70 for next year, if we keep all of our current commitments.
Not sure who to put money on but unless the staff thinks Singleton is better than he is rated, I hope they focus on signing Dooley, Johnson, Crayton or Webb and hope to get at least one of those four. One LB and one DT from that group would be perfect. We really need more star players for our front seven in a couple years.
Well my point was I would prefer to reward some of the run-ons for a year and use the scholarship to try and pick up an EE for next year that would count as the last spot or two for 2013 if we miss out on the last few top targets.
Didn't USC or OSU start their scholarship restrictions early? I was just thinking that if we lose a few players to attrition or transfer, that we could be down to 65 to start early, although the NCAA isn't likely to allow it since it would help us.
I know this has been talked about too much but can someone explain the sanctions again? Scholarship reductions don't start till next year correct? If so why is PSU adhering to a 15 scholarship limit this year? I understand they will have to be under 65 limit in few years but couldn't they get there by encouraging people to leave early?
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I would definitely place money on Singleton. Beyond that, hard to tell- Boyd, Dooley, Trey, would be long shots or stash it for net year.
"On paper they have nothing to play for– no bowl games, rankings, or championships– yet they play like they have everything on the line."
This recruiting class can only be 15 players, but we have til following year to be at 65 limit I believe. So we will have an issue at the back end where we can sign 25, but still have to be at 65 overall.
I could be wrong though.
Seeing as we probably won't be able to sign 25 in 2017 due to the 65 limitation, I can see the 2018 recruiting class having a lot of EEs. That class could be like Texas A&M's this year, huge.
Has Webb given any indication he would revisit the idea of playing for PSU? Of all of the guys mentioned, I have heard the least about him.
We have to be careful not to overload a class and end up with a super small class two years later because we took 50 or something between 2 years prior. If anything, we would want to load up on Juco players to maximize # of scholarships, but maintain class balance. So have something like 20 regular, with the rest JUCO so that we can maintain about 20 per class.
I thought the B1G had their own limit on the number of kids a team can sign in a year? I think it's like 28?
Yes. But if we take 56 in 2 years, that leaves 30 for the next two years, maybe 35 with attrition. This is a perfect opportunity to rebalance the classes so we don't have 25 one year and 13 the next year or something like we have had before.
By taking 20 regular and the rest JUCO, it provides some immediate depth, but also allows us to balance out the classes. So we can take 28 (20 regular, 8 JUCO) and then two years later, we will have those JUCO spots open for regular recuits.
1. Boyd, then
2. D. Johnson -- I know he doesn't want us contacting now, but once Boyd pulls the trigger, he'll get in his ear and hopefully he'll remember why he picked PSU in the first place - and before he even knew BOB was Coach of the Year material.
If no Johnson, then Dooley with one of the LBs switching to FB/RB (Zordich role).
Singleton, only if he is expected to be better than 2 or 3 of the last two years DB classes. Otherwise, secondary depth is good enough now and we should keep this slot for one of the 2014 studs we're recruiting. If we take Singleton, that would make 7 DBs in the last 2 years. That may chill the '14 guys a bit.
Ya I think that's a good idea. It will help PSU stay competitive and at the same time help balance out the classes. Hopefully BOB and the staff take this philosophy.
IMO, Dooley and empty
Dooley and Singleton
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